Sturgis, South Dakota: Muffler Man With Beer Mug

With a deep tan and crazy eyes, this fiberglass titan hoists a mug of suds and a fat cigar outside of a large biker bar. Bonus: Giant mailbox.

Full Throttle Saloon

12997 SD Highway 34, Sturgis, SD
On the south side on Hwy 34/79 about three miles east of downtown.
Sept 8, 2015: Saloon destroyed in fire.
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Muffler Man - Saloon Burns

The Full Throttle Saloon burnt down overnight between Sept. 7 and 8, 2015, but the Muffler Man seems to be unharmed (visible in silhouette against the burning building in a news story on KSFY).

[Barbara Dunfee, 09/08/2015]

The building is totally destroyed. The Muffler Man, which stood on one side of the parking lot near the road, appears unscathed.

Sturgis Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

There is a "biker" Muffler Man at the entrance of the Full Throttle Saloon just east of Sturgis, South Dakota.

[SoCalGlide, 05/24/2013]

The beer-hoisting giant of Sturgis was so stunning that it inspired the creation of a second-generation saloon Muffler Man in Colorado Springs.

Muffler Man with beer and cigar.

Muffler Man

Muffler Man is ready to party with bikers at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD. He is equipped with a cigar and a frothy mug of beer, and wearing a Full Throttle Saloon t-shirt.

[Brent Burgess, 08/24/2011]

Muffler Man with a beer.

Muffler Man

This Muffler Man stands guard outside a famous biker bar -- the Full Throttle Saloon -- and is rigged in western livery, replete with cowboy hat and beer.

[Harold, 07/09/2010]

Muffler Man cowboy with beer and cigar.

Muffler Man

There is a muffler man in front of the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis. According to Mike, the owner, he obtained this muffler man from Nevada. One of the arms has been broken and reattached in a way to make it possible for the muffler man to be holding a beer glass in one hand and a cigar in the other.

[Laural A. Bidwell, 10/04/2009]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Full Throttle Motorcycle SignFull Throttle Motorcycle Sign, Sturgis, SD - < 1 mi.
Buffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle MotorBuffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle Motor, Sturgis, SD - 1 mi.
Motorcycle Museum and Hall of FameMotorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, Sturgis, SD - 3 mi.
In the region:
Art Alley, Rapid City, SD - 26 mi.

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